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Nelson takes over as UTC chairman
Retired Justice Rolston Nelson is the new chairman of the T&T Unit Trust Corporation (TTUTC).
This is the second time he has been appointed as an executive at the TTUTC, first serving from 1987 to 1996.
In a published announcement on the T&T Stock Exchange yesterday, the TTUTC stated that the appointment would be for a period of two years with effect from September 14.
In early August, at a post-Cabinet news conference, Finance Minister Colm Imbert disclosed that Nelson would replace Krishna Boodhai sincee his two-year term had ended July 31, 2017.
Nelson retired in May 2017 as the longest serving judge on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Nelson is a graduate of Queens Royal College, Oxford University, where he obtained an Honours degree in Modern Languages and Jurisprudence, and the University of London where he earned his Master of Laws (LLM) degree.
He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1970, and was admitted to practise at the Jamaican Bar in 1973, and the T&T Bar in 1975.
He is a former vice-president of the Law association, and an Honorary Distinguished Fellow of the University of the West Indies.